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wjmelements
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6/19/2009 7:04:37 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
(Even though "whom" is going extinct...)

When does one use whom and could somebody give an example?
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Lexicaholic
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6/19/2009 7:40:12 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 6/19/2009 7:04:37 PM, wjmelements wrote:
(Even though "whom" is going extinct...)

When does one use whom and could somebody give an example?

I owe it to you to provide an example of grammatical precision, given the current debate ;)

Who = subjective pronoun, whom = objective pronoun

Who did it?
She did it.

She did it with whom?
She did it with him.
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mongeese
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6/19/2009 8:48:47 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Also note that saying "Thank you to whomever accepts this debate" is incorrect, because the "whomever" is still doing the action of accepting the debate. I've seen people do it. Just want to point that out.
wjmelements
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6/20/2009 9:03:00 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
Would this work?

I don't see who I am talking to.
To whom are we doing this?
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mongeese
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6/20/2009 9:12:50 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 6/20/2009 9:03:00 AM, wjmelements wrote:
Would this work?

I don't see who I am talking to.
To whom are we doing this?

It should be:
I don't see whom I am talking to.
wjmelements
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6/20/2009 9:20:51 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 6/20/2009 9:12:50 AM, mongeese wrote:
At 6/20/2009 9:03:00 AM, wjmelements wrote:
Would this work?

I don't see who I am talking to.
To whom are we doing this?

It should be:
I don't see whom I am talking to.

No.
I don't see to whom I am talking.
...sounds better.
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Ragnar_Rahl
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6/20/2009 9:23:27 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 6/19/2009 7:40:12 PM, Lexicaholic wrote:
At 6/19/2009 7:04:37 PM, wjmelements wrote:
(Even though "whom" is going extinct...)

When does one use whom and could somebody give an example?

I owe it to you to provide an example of grammatical precision, given the current debate ;)

Who = subjective pronoun, whom = objective pronoun

Who did it?
She did it.

She did it with whom?
She did it with him.

How dare you slander her! Who do you think you are?
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Xer
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6/20/2009 10:05:58 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 6/20/2009 9:23:27 AM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
At 6/19/2009 7:40:12 PM, Lexicaholic wrote:
At 6/19/2009 7:04:37 PM, wjmelements wrote:
(Even though "whom" is going extinct...)

When does one use whom and could somebody give an example?

I owe it to you to provide an example of grammatical precision, given the current debate ;)

Who = subjective pronoun, whom = objective pronoun

Who did it?
She did it.

She did it with whom?
She did it with him.

How dare you slander her! Who do you think you are?

Lexicaholic was talking about 'her' doing (the history project) with 'him'. Sicko...
Lexicaholic
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6/20/2009 1:14:01 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 6/20/2009 9:23:27 AM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
At 6/19/2009 7:40:12 PM, Lexicaholic wrote:
At 6/19/2009 7:04:37 PM, wjmelements wrote:
(Even though "whom" is going extinct...)

When does one use whom and could somebody give an example?

I owe it to you to provide an example of grammatical precision, given the current debate ;)

Who = subjective pronoun, whom = objective pronoun

Who did it?
She did it.

She did it with whom?
She did it with him.

How dare you slander her! Who do you think you are?

lol. I only speak the truth!
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Lexicaholic
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6/20/2009 1:14:30 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 6/20/2009 10:05:58 AM, Nags wrote:
At 6/20/2009 9:23:27 AM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
At 6/19/2009 7:40:12 PM, Lexicaholic wrote:
At 6/19/2009 7:04:37 PM, wjmelements wrote:
(Even though "whom" is going extinct...)

When does one use whom and could somebody give an example?

I owe it to you to provide an example of grammatical precision, given the current debate ;)

Who = subjective pronoun, whom = objective pronoun

Who did it?
She did it.

She did it with whom?
She did it with him.

How dare you slander her! Who do you think you are?

Lexicaholic was talking about 'her' doing (the history project) with 'him'. Sicko...

Yes, that's it. That's exactly it.
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